Clinically Integrated Facilities Track

As healthcare priorities and patient needs continue to evolve rapidly, there is increasing pressure to ensure existing healthcare infrastructure can meet these new priorities and needs. Developing clinically integrated facilities can be key to meeting clinician and patient needs. In this track, we will explore how to future-proof facilities, navigate space planning amid shifting factors, and strategies to plan for increased connectivity in hospital facilities.

Building Facilities for the Future 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Moderator: Brent Petty

Panelists: Isaac Larson & Spencer Seals

In the United States, the average age of plant for healthcare facilities is currently 10.6 years. Patient care has rapidly evolved over the last decade and that trend is only expected to accelerate. For hospital leaders, ensuring facilities can adapt to disruptive innovations and exceed future patient care needs can be incredibly challenging. Join a panel of Industry Innovation Leaders as they discuss innovations on the horizon as well as strategies to plan for technologies and needs not yet fully realized. They will also share considerations for designing clinically integrated facilities and ensuring all relevant stakeholders are included in the planning process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how well-designed facilities can positively impact the outcomes of many different patient populations.
  2. Determine where facilities need to be flexible, and how to design that flexibility into healthcare spaces.
  3. Identify future innovations and technologies that impact how healthcare spaces are designed and operated.
  4. Outline the importance of engaging with stakeholders to better understand the planning process and embrace its benefits.

About the Panelists

Isaac Larson
Full Name
Executive Director, Enterprise Facility Services
Froedtert Health
Speaker Bio
Isaac Larson is the Executive Director of Enterprise Facility Services for Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. As an Executive Director, he is responsible for all facility enhancement projects across the health network and is accountable for the administration and oversight of all maintenance and plant operation services. His past experience includes design and construction of many healthcare facilities across the country. He stays current within his industry by actively participating in the Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.
Spencer Seals
Full Name
Vice President, Construction and Real Estate
Cook Children's Healthcare System
Speaker Bio
Spencer Seals currently serves as the system Vice President of Real Estate and Construction for Cook Children's Health Care System. Spencer has responsibilities for all Real Estate activities, planning, design, and construction for all on-campus and off-campus locations that make up Cook Children's. Cook Children's Health Care System is one of the country's leading integrated pediatric health care systems. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the not-for-profit organization includes a nationally recognized medical center, physician network, surgery center, home health company, health services company, health plan, and health foundation. Most recently, Spencer operated as the Owners Representative for the largest expansion in Cook Children's 100-year history. That project, formed and executed as an Integrated Project Delivery, garnered success for its timeliness in delivering with a complex schedule, budget savings, and overall project excellence. Spencer received Bachelors of Science degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Science and Health from the University of Utah and his Masters in Health Care Administration from Trinity University, located in San Antonio.